We freelancers talk a lot about Bad Clients and How to Avoid Them. But we rarely talk about the good clients.
In a way, it’s perfectly understandable. Almost every freelancer whose been at it for more than a month or two has a horror story about a client who didn’t work out. It helps to vent about those bad freelancing experiences.
However, identifying the good clients is just as important as staying away from the bad ones. All freelancers should develop their own checklist of what they are looking for in a client.
In this post, I’ll discuss good freelancing clients and explain how to recognize them. I’ll list fifteen characteristics that many good clients share. This is good starting place for developing your own client checklist.
What do you do when a freelancing project just isn’t right for you? Do you turn it down, or do you take it anyway?
Most freelancers already understand that they should say “no” to some clients. But often we freelancers just keep on saying “yes” when we know that we shouldn’t.
Why do we do it? Why do we accept projects when we know we shouldn’t? One reason is because we’re just not very good at turning work down.
In this post, I’ll give you seven ways to say “no” to those projects you know that you shouldn’t accept. I’ll also give you an opportunity to share some of your own tips on how to say “no.”
Are you just starting out as a freelancer? Have you been freelancing for a while, but now you’re stuck?
Either way, reviewing this post will help. In it, I share over 38 freelancing tips in our biggest list of freelancing success tips ever.
Freelancing can be hard. Really hard. You’ll get discouraged. You may even be tempted to quit.
There are challenges to be met. There are problems to solve. And it’s hard to remember everything.
This post can help you stay on track. It works great as a quick reminder for the experienced freelancer or as a checklist for a new freelancer.
If you liked this post, you will probably also like Seven Days of Freelancing Tips.
Posted February 18, 2013 in How-To
Having a steady revenue stream is an important goal for many freelancers.
Maybe you are one of those freelancers.
In fact, many freelancers start side projects with a goal of having them produce a regular flow of income. But are those side projects really passive income projects?
I hear an awful lot about side projects that generate a so-called passive freelancing income for the freelancer.
There are even websites devoted to the topic. Just how much work really goes into generating a steady revenue stream?
In this post, we’ll discuss what passive income is and examine some concerns for freelancers who want to set up income opportunities that require very little follow-up work. We’ll also examine three popular revenue stream strategies in more detail.
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